Suicidal Man Brings Out The Best In Everyone

A 26-year-old man, recently released from psychiatric treatment at Bellevue after a nervous breakdown brought on in part by the fear that he would be evicted from his rent-controlled apartment, tried to hang himself and then slashed his throat before jumping out of his window and falling nine stories, only to land on a pile of the garbage the city has been unable to pick up because of the snow. Vangelis (Angelo) Kapatos survived, and is in critical condition. (The News has a heartbreaking picture of Kapatos as a baby-faced high school grad.) Naturally, readers are nothing but sympathetic.